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House of Gerhard F. Terschuren

Built 1889

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 12, 2020
1. House of Gerhard F. Terschuren Marker
Inscription.  Born in Germany on October 18, 1842, Captain Terschuren arrived in California during the Golden Age of Steam Boating (1849-1871).

In 1865, he took residency in San Francisco and was a well-known steamboat captain, river pilot and owner of several luxury steamboats and sternwheelers on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. His prized steamboats included the Pride of The River, the Isleton, the Onward and the Aurora amongst others.

In the 1930's, Otokichi Ono and his family purchased the Italianate style property. As a result of Executive Order 9066, signed and issued by President Roosevelt, the family was dispossessed and interned by the U.S. Government.

During World War II, the house became a bordello, owned and operated by famous San Francisco madam Mabel Mallotte.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansEntertainmentWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 47.283′ N, 122° 25.727′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 12, 2020
2. House of Gerhard F. Terschuren and Marker
. Marker is on Laguna Street south of Pine Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1827 Laguna St, San Francisco CA 94115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Ellen Pleasant Memorial Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soto Mission of San Francisco (about 600 feet away); Issei Women's Legacy (about 800 feet away); A New Ballgame (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Uoki Sakai (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King (approx. 0.4 miles away); Haas-Lilienthal House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Captain Gerhard F. Terschuren (California AHGP). (Submitted on December 13, 2020.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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